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Cinéma L’amour Announce Eastern Canadian Tour

This coming May and June, Montréal’s most charmingly nerdy loop-rock duo are taking their mind bending live show on the road, with plans to blanket the Maritimes, Newfoundland, and Southern Ontario in dropped jaws and melted faces yet again. With their latest single (Long Drives//Empty Bottles) in tow and a slew of new songs, the pair are ready to cement their reputation for one of the most unique and impressive live shows out there.

Formed back in the heady days of mid-2009, childhood friends Chris Kavanagh (Drums, Keyboards) and Dorian Scheidt (Guitar, Voice, Pedal Board Tap Dance) set out to satisfy their craving for music that would keep their ADD ravaged attention spans locked in place. Using guitar, drums, voice, and an absurd array of effects and loopers, the pair craft seamless pieces spanning continents and decades of influence and inspiration. Dorian Scheidt’s layered vocal melodies, bass lines and occasionally aggressive guitar riffs are all anchored by Chris Kavanagh’s relentlessly inventive drum performances. Bouncing between moods, tones and entire genres with fluidity and grace, Cinéma L’amour are most assuredly “Something Else.”

May 11 – Sackville, NB – Struts Gallery
May 14 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
May 15 – Charlottetown, PEI – TBA
May 16 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
May 17 – Truro, NS – TBA
May 18 – Halifax, NS – House Show
May 19 – Sydney, NS – Governor’s
May 22 – Stephenville, NL – Clancy’s
May 23 – Corner Brook, NL – Whitehorse Lounge
May 24 – St. John’s, NL – The Levee
May 25 – St. John’s, NL – All Ages Early Show – The Rocket Room
May 25 – St. John’s, NL – CBTG’s
May 26 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship
May 29 – Sydney, NS – Governor’s
May 30 – TBA
May 31 – Fredericton, NB – Gallery Connexion
June 1 – St. John, NB – Early Show @ Backstreet Records
June 1 – St. John, NB – The Somerset
June 2 – Montréal, QC – Jackie & Judy
June 5 – Peterborough, ON – The Spill
June 6 – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo
June 7 – Kitchener/Waterloo, ON
June 8 – Hamilton, ON – Homegrown Hamilton

“If you listened to these guys with your eyes closed you’d think you had at least a 3 to 4 piece band playing for you… Kavanagh bangs ferociously at his drums with obvious skill, and Scheidt peeks over a sea of guitar pedals, looping his erratic vocals and distorted guitar to create veritable walls of sound.” – Meet you at the Show

“You wind up staring in curious fascination, trying to figure out what exactly Dorian is doing between guitar riffs and loops and how Chris learned to play the way he can… at about the point where Dorian yells, ‘Let us not waste our youth,’ I realized these guys were onto something.” – Sun On The Sand

“Modesty aside, the duo has no inhibitions — and it lets it all hang loose — at least on a sonic level. Claiming influences as diverse as minimalist classical to sludge metal and a newfound interest in funk, their complex compositions are equally shaped by guitarist-vocalist Scheidt’s daisy-chain of effects pedals and Kavanagh’s off-kilter percussive flourishes.” – FFWD Magazine


Hey Hey Internet Dwellers,

Just wanted to let you know that we’ve got a show coming up on February 24th at Jackie and Judy here in MTL.

You can join the Facebook Event Here.

On Friday, the 24th day of the Second Month of the Two Thousand and Twelfth Year since some event no one can actually remember or properly explain but which many feel still carries great significance, something of decidedly less global importance but no less positivity will take place.

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made this year’s birthday celebrations such a total blast.
A Grand Scene, People Person and Wind-Up People all played incredible sets, the visuals got pretty surreal, and everyone was smiling!

It’s been a wonderful year, and to celebrate we’ve released a brand new single featuring songs from our upcoming debut full length, to be released in 2012.

We hope you enjoy it, and you’re encouraged to spread it around to everyone you can.
We can’t wait to get back on the road, but we’ve got a ways to go still in the studio before then.

2012 is gonna be a big one,
See you then!



We’ve spent the past 2 years traipsing across the country back and forth, dropping jaws in every single province, releasing an EP and a pair of singles (all available by donation online) and generally having way too much fun along the way. Now, for the second year in a row, we’re getting our celebrating shoes on and throwing another epic (and a half!) birthday bash on December 3rd at the Plant in Mile End!

Chris is Excited!

With new songs, a new single, and new friends, you can be sure we’re bringing in a new year new-tastically!

In recognition of the event, we’ll be releasing a brand new single: Long Drives//Empty Bottles.

The pair of road tested rockers are but a taste of what is to come next spring when the band unleashes its Full Length debut upon the hungry masses, and boy is it ever something to salivate over. Recorded and packaged totally DIY (as always!), the single is a major step up from the ragtag, live off the floor recordings the duo have previously released. Showing off the intricacy of Dorian Scheidt’s layered guitar and vocal interplay and the positively octopalien ferocity of Chris Kavanagh behind the kit, these songs are a testament to the band’s time on the road. As a veteran of Music Technology at McGill, Electroacoustics at Concordia, production at CJLO and leader of the mobile recording squad Getting Captured, Scheidt has worked with an impressive array of artists both on the stage and in the studio (Chad Van Gaalen, Braids, Mares of Thrace, and Grimes, to name but a few) and the experience is really starting to show. With newfound studio clarity and an unparalleled level of musical chemistry stemming from a decade of performing side by side in more bands is frankly reasonable given their tender ages, Cinéma L’amour are ready to kick it up a notch. Or 11.

The event itself promises to provide previously unheard of levels of Rock and/or Roll. The band will be debuting a slew of new material from their upcoming new record, and they’ve got some friends in tow to help out! Much like last year, the Cinéma L’amour have recruited a slew of local musicians (featuring past and present members of Wind Up People, USA out of Vietnam, The Hoof and the Heel and more) to push their sonic vision well past the realm of “3D”. The all new collaborative composition slated to bring the rock show to a close will only be performed once, but its memory plans to haunt the future for years to come.

Do not be afraid.
The rock is coming.
We are all in this together.

Featuring: Wind-Up People, People Person, A Grand Scene, and Projections by Jamie Ross.

RSVP to the FB event here.

Serious Love,